Can NATO and the Pentagon Find a Diplomatic Off-Ramp From the Ukraine War?

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, known for his staunch support for Ukraine, recently revealed his greatest fear for this winter to a TV interviewer in his native Norway: that the fighting in Ukraine could spin out of control and become a major war between NATO and Russia. "If things go wrong," he cautioned solemnly, "they … Continue reading “Can NATO and the Pentagon Find a Diplomatic Off-Ramp From the Ukraine War?”

The Ukraine Crisis Is a Classic ‘Security Dilemma’

On December 27, 2022, both Russia and Ukraine issued calls for ending the war in Ukraine, but only on non-negotiable terms that they each know the other side will reject. Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Kuleba proposed a "peace summit" in February to be chaired by UN Secretary General Guterres, but with the precondition that Russia must … Continue reading “The Ukraine Crisis Is a Classic ‘Security Dilemma’”

Eight Reasons Why Now Is a Good Time for a Ukraine Ceasefire and Peace Talks

As the war in Ukraine has dragged on for nine months and a cold winter is setting in, people all over the world are calling for a Christmas truce, harkening back to the inspirational Christmas Truce of 1914. In the midst of World War I, warring soldiers put down their guns and celebrated the holiday … Continue reading “Eight Reasons Why Now Is a Good Time for a Ukraine Ceasefire and Peace Talks”

Congressional Amendment Opens Floodgates for War Profiteers and a Major Ground War on Russia

If the powerful leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senators Jack Reed (D) and Jim Inhofe (R), have their way, Congress will soon invoke wartime emergency powers to build up even greater stockpiles of Pentagon weapons. The amendment is supposedly designed to facilitate replenishing the weapons the United States has sent to Ukraine, but … Continue reading “Congressional Amendment Opens Floodgates for War Profiteers and a Major Ground War on Russia”

The Growing Chorus for Peace in Ukraine

Ukraine has been wracked by shocking destruction and deadly violence since Russia invaded the country in February. Estimates of the death toll range from a confirmed minimum of 27,577 people, including 6,374 civilians, to over 150,000. The slaughter can only get more horrific as long as all sides, including the United States and its NATO … Continue reading “The Growing Chorus for Peace in Ukraine”

Nuclear Extortion? Abolish Nuclear Weapons

In a moment of candor, President Biden told Democratic Party contributors the risk of nuclear "Armageddon" is the highest since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, when the Soviet Union installed nuclear missiles in Cuba, 90 miles from Florida. Referring to Russian President Putin’s veiled threats to use short-range nuclear weapons in Ukraine, the President added … Continue reading “Nuclear Extortion? Abolish Nuclear Weapons”

Biden’s Broken Promise To Avoid War With Russia May Kill Us All

On March 11, 2022, President Biden reassured the American public and the world that the United States and its NATO allies were not at war with Russia. "We will not fight a war with Russia in Ukraine," said Biden. "Direct conflict between NATO and Russia is World War III, something we must strive to prevent." … Continue reading “Biden’s Broken Promise To Avoid War With Russia May Kill Us All”

Who Deserves a Nobel Peace Prize in Ukraine?

In what was described as a harsh rebuke of Russia, the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Ukrainian human rights organization Center for Civil Liberties, along with Belarusian human rights advocate Ales Bialiatski and the Russian human rights organization Memorial. While at first glance, the Ukrainian Center for Civil Liberties might sound like … Continue reading “Who Deserves a Nobel Peace Prize in Ukraine?”

Peace Talks Essential as War Rages On in Ukraine

Six months ago, Russia invaded Ukraine. The United States, NATO and the European Union (EU) wrapped themselves in the Ukrainian flag, shelled out billions for arms shipments, and imposed draconian sanctions intended to severely punish Russia for its aggression. Since then, the people of Ukraine have been paying a price for this war that few … Continue reading “Peace Talks Essential as War Rages On in Ukraine”

Biden Should Remove Cuba from the Infamous State Sponsors of Terrorism List

As the Cuban government celebrates the July 26 Day of the National Rebellion – a public holiday commemorating the 1953 attack on the Moncada Barracks that is considered the precursor to the 1959 revolution – U.S. groups are calling on the Biden administration to stop its cruel sanctions that are creating such hardship for the … Continue reading “Biden Should Remove Cuba from the Infamous State Sponsors of Terrorism List”